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Al Jazeera America
Nov 2, 2013 7:00am EDT
edward snowden is speaking up and reaching out. the germans are interested in bringing him to berlin if he tells them about the surveillance of german chancellor angela merkel. >> david chater reports from moscow. >> edward snowden shows every sign of going native. the snapshot showing him enjoying a river cruise in moscow. he held a meeting with an mp from the green party. he said their discussions were revealing. at a press conference the mp said edward snowden would about willing to go germany as a witness to the bugging of angela merkel's phone by the u.s. >> translation: he told me he could imagine coming to germany if it was clear he could remain here in safety. this means granting free passage and asylum. the interior minister could offer this and fulfil the moral obligation to help him. >> it's reported edward snowden is starting a job in st. petersburg as a technical advisor to russia's version of facebook. he may not be happy with the news that the federal security service in moscow is being given powers to intercept telephone and internet communications. >> translation: it
Al Jazeera America
Oct 30, 2013 2:00am EDT
, edward snowden. documents he leaked showed phone calls of millions of ordinary citizens. testimony of keith alexander and others told the committee the content is secret in a lock box unless there is a link to terrorism. that, they say, is rare. >> it would only be looked at when we had reasonable and articulate suspicion that we had connection to a foreign al qaeda or related terrorist group, and look into that box. in 2002 we had 288 such selectors that we could go and look into that. that's it. of the billions of records, only 288. >> at the committee hearing there was relatively little discussion about allegations the u.s. spied on america's allies. at the white house it was a hot topic. prote press secretary jay carney said president obama assured angela merkel that there was not and will not be spying on her. >> this is what he said about france and spain. >> i have no information. >> senator dianne fienstein says she does not think it is proper for america to spy on the leaders of allied nation. the white house ordered a top to bottom review of intelligence gathering. >>> and t
Al Jazeera America
Oct 28, 2013 12:00pm EDT
european governments could be careful because edward snowden may have information about how much cooperation european governments gave to the surveillance. >> as they wrap up meetings on capitol hill, what are they saying after the first meeting emerges. >> reporter: this is part of an european inquiry set up a few months ago. this has been long planned. the first stop at chairman of the house intelligence mike rogers who said he didn't understand what all the fuss was about, that they should be glad europe is spying on them because its keeping them safe. not much there. there is talk of ongoing dialogue but the chairman of european union foreign affairs has said confidence has been damaged. >> has anything been said that their spying headquarters have been linked so they can share the spy information. >> reporter: that's the big question, what we haven't learned from the edward snowden is the amount of cooperation from the european governments and the national security agency. this is something that they have been very concerned about. as far as world leaders who are talking abo
Al Jazeera America
Oct 28, 2013 2:00am EDT
edward snowden, following allegations that president obama approved spying on german chancellor angela merkel. the white house denies that. congressman peter king and former vice president dick chaney said the u.s. should stop apologising for the nsa surveillancism. >> overall intelligence is important and need to be preserved. >> the reality is the nsa saved thousands of lives, not just in the united states, but france and germany and throughout europe. the french are ones to talk - the fact is they've carried out spying against the united states - both government and industry. >> jeanne shaheen of new hampshire takes a different stance, calling on the nsa to come clean about surveillance programs. >> i think the revelations from edward snowden and the secrets that have been revealed are doing significant damage to our bilateral relationships with germany, with mexico, with the other countries where the suggestion is that we've listened in. we have repair twork do. we have hard questions we need to ask of the nsa about what is happening in the program. >> meanwhile - former sec
Al Jazeera America
Nov 1, 2013 2:00am EDT
is set to tighten the rules. >> these are the slides leaked by whistleblower edward snowden in june. as long as the national security agency or the federal bureau of investigation are 51% sure that the user is foreign, their emails, audio and video chats, photographs and documents are all theirs for the searching. this >> carefully worded denials followed from the companies, arguing that they give specific information to the u.s. government as legally required on a case-by-case basis. these assurances have been left irrelevant with the news and release of a new slide showing that the n.s.a. bypassed this system, gaining entry to yahoo and google's data centres by breaking into their fibre optic cables. u.s. citizens no longer receive protections as all the information is considered foreign. >> the real concern is the government uses the tapping of overseas cablings as a back door. >> one thing is clear - any data protections that exist are only for u.s. citizens. >> if you are a non-american outside the united states, basically they have a free pass to do what they like. >> the whit
Al Jazeera America
Oct 28, 2013 6:00pm EDT
from whistle blower edward snowden may soon emerge detailing their cooperation in the dragnet surveillance of their citizens if not the monitoring of their leaders' phone calls. al jazeera, washington. >> a british man has been arrested and charged with hacking in to the computer systems of several federal agencies including nasa and the u.s. army. 28-year-old lovie love was arrested last friday at his home northeast of london he was invited in new jersey where he used a serve tore carry out the attacks. love also faces charges related to attacks in virginia it cost the government millions of dollars. >> jersey hayes begun in to the hacking scandal that brought down the news of the world in 2011. eight people, including two of the papers former editors are now on trial. rory has more now from london. >> reporter: the defendants arrived on time for their trial but the storms that hit the u.k. southeast overnight meant that not everyone could be so prompt. proceedings got underway maybe three hours late. no matter, this is likely to be one of the u.k.s longest trials in years. t
Al Jazeera America
Oct 29, 2013 2:00pm EDT
discussion being who is being spied on by there were reports of him coming from edward snowden. and then a separate report in the el mound doe newspaper indicated that some 60 million people in spain, as well as 35 world leaders. their phones being tapped. giving some rather interesting numbers that have not been disclosed before. he said that their mission began on september 11th which is a reframe that has been heard time and time again, as this debate raged on, he said that on that day, 2,996 people were killed on september 11th, but here is the part that is that public has never heard before, he said that 20 beam from the nsa have been killed fighting what is called the war on terrorism, since then, and that 6,000 people from the nsa were deployed i guess to gather intelligence. he says there has not been a mass casualty in this country since 2001, he says that is not by luck, they have not stopped trying. he also points out that they have stopped 13 incidents in the united states, another 25 incidents across europe. anyclapper also saying he believes that we have been lawful, with r
PBS
Oct 28, 2013 5:00pm PDT
information leaked by nsa contractor edward snowden, a spanish newspaper reported the nsa collected numbers and locations of the phone calls, but not actual content. this after learning that the nsa has also been tuning into the communications up dirty five world leaders. now the european union parliamentary delegation is preparing for a visit to the u.s. to express concerns over nsa surveillance tactics. political commentator sam sacks brings us more. >> german intelligence officials will come to washington dc to demand answers from the white house about surveillance on chancellor angela merkel. is a marked the partner from just a few months ago, when germany was defending its foes cooperation with the nsa. that was after edward snowden leak in june that the nsa was collecting a half ilya and telephone and internet telik communications every month. chancellor angela merkel was put to defend her government's cooperation with the nsa, saying it prevented terrorist attacks. we can only protect the population if we cooperate with others, her office said. edward snowden describe the coz
Al Jazeera America
Nov 2, 2013 11:00pm EDT
. >> and still ahead - germany may be very interested in talking to n sa leaker edward snowden. also the best and worst places in the world to grow old. we'll take a look at where seniors are struggling - ahead. ed d . >>> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm jonathan betz with the headlines tonight. charges have been filed against a suspect in the lax shooting that killed a t.s.a. officer. if convicted 23-year-old paul ciancia could face the death penalty. authorities say he left a note at the scene. >> he made a conscious decision to kill multiple t.s.a. in the employe employees, addressing them staying that he want to instill fear in their minds. >> healthcare.gov is down for maintenance - the website used to enrol in the insurance program and will be offline until 9am sunday morning. pakistan's wanted man was buried. taliban chief hakimullah mehsud was killed by a u.s. drone yesterday. supporters have threatened suicide bombings in revenge. hakimullah mehsud's death has pakistani politicians concerned about the future of peace talks with the taliban. we have more from peshawar
Al Jazeera America
Oct 29, 2013 9:00am EDT
former intelligence officer, edward snowden. then, the embarrassin embarrassa merkel phone tapping. barack obama is ordering a,. >> trying to get some answers. they've said that trust needs to be rebuilt. but in a few hours' time the director of national intelligence and the director of the nsa will face congressional grilling. we will talk with our correspondent in washington after this story by bernard smith. >>> this could be about to end. in an interview, president barack obama says that national security operations generally have one purpose: to make sure the american people are safe. but i'm initiating now a review to make sure what they're able to do doesn't necessarily mean what they should be doing. >> this has partly been prompted by reports in germany that president obama was briefed on the surveillance of chancellor angela merkel's phone in 2010. officials say that's not true and the white house only discovered surveillance in the summer and the bugging of merkel's phone soon after. the delegation that's visiting is concerned about the surveillance of tens of millions o
Al Jazeera America
Oct 27, 2013 8:00pm EDT
on the nsa to come clear on the surveillance program. >> i think the revelations from edward snowden, and secrets that are revealed are doing damage to our bilateral relationships with germany, mexico and other countries where the suggestion is that we've lisped in -- listened in. i think we have repair work to do and hard questions it ask of the nsa about what is happening in the program. >> it's a different view from the chairman of the house homeland security committee. congressman peter king says america should stop apologising for the nas. >> the reality is the nsa saved thousands of lives - not just the united states, but france, germany and throughout europe. the french carried out spying operations ai gaips the united states -- against the united states. as far as germany - that's where the hamburg plot began laing to nchb -- leading to 9/11. >> former secretary of state madeleine albright agrees, saying the u.s. is not the only one that spies on world leaders, but says france listened to her calls. a french ambassador once ask her about something she said on a private call. madel
Al Jazeera America
Oct 30, 2013 7:00am EDT
revelations by former n.s.a. analyst edward snowden. documents he leaked revealed the n.s.a. has been collecting phone calls and text messages of millions of american citizens. the author of the patriot act has proposed a new law called the freedom act aimed at ending the sweeping phone tapping program. the act would stop drag net collection of phone calls of american citizens, place stronger restrictions on who is targeted and appoint a special advocate to the super secret fisa courts to protect privacy rights. national security director told the committee the content of phone calls remain secret, in a virtual lock box unless there is a link to possible terrorism and that he says is rare. >> they would only be looked at when we had reasonable and articulatable suspicion that we had connection to a foreign or al-qaeda terrorists group and look into that box. in 2012, we had 288 such selectors that we could go and look into that. that's it. of the billions of records, only 288. >> at the hearing, there was relatively little discussion about the allegations that america had spied on its
Al Jazeera America
Nov 1, 2013 3:00am EDT
, coming from information leaked by former n.s.a. contractor edward snowden. australia prime minister said that his government had not broken any laws. >> four palestine fighters in gaza have been killed by israeli troops. violence broke out after several israelis tanks crossed the boarder into the gaza strip. it's the latest of a series of incursions into the area. >> thailand is one step closer to passing amnesty laws that could allow the return of former prime minister thaksin shinawatra. thousands have been protesting against the draft bill and more rallies are banned. thaksin shinawatra has been in exile following corruption allegations. >> in the early morning hours of friday the thai house passed pa blankets amnesty bill,ing it the opposition party have been against. there has been protests since this was introduced back in august. the last couple of days the opposition party in front of their headquarters in bangkok called in protesters. the numbers expected to be about 10,000, and that could grow throughout the day. the passage of the bill was a surprise in the early morning
Al Jazeera America
Oct 31, 2013 5:00am EDT
. a report in the "the washington post" sited reports leaked by edward snowden. the latest allegations come as a delegation from the european parliament is visiting washington to investigate claims on european leaders and citizens eavesdropping. >> the damage to the united states is so high that something has to be done on that. i hope that it will be successful because we need messages for our people that it can't happen on citizens or leaders. >> in rome they want to know if the nsa has listening to phone calls at the vatican. a report says the nsa spied on the vatican and his predecessor, and listened in on cardinals. the vatican says, "we are unaware of anything on the issue. in any case we have no concerns about it." >> french president francis hollande takes on the footy clubs on thursday, proposing a 75% top rate of tax. club bosses say it will make it impossible to compete at a european level and are threatening to cancel night matches scheduled for the final week of november. >> the boston red sox are champions after crushing st louis cardinals 6-1, kath turner reports. >> the
Al Jazeera America
Nov 1, 2013 12:00pm EDT
the future. >> meanwhile edward snowden is meeting a german member of parliament in moscow yesterday and offered to help with germany's investigation. >>> now to syria where there are reports of an israeli air strike. stephanie decker has more from jerusalem. >> reporter: israel is not confirming for denying these reports. this is not unusual, never really comments opthese matters. we have had reported throughout the year of al'emed syrian strikes one happened in january, and later in the year, believed to be a missile depo again at the time the israelis didn't comment, and just recently in october reports of a strike on the syrian/lebanese border, again no reaction from the israelis. what we do know is that israel takes the threat of hezbollah very seriously. and if any weapons get transferred to any hostile group especially hezbollah, it would take action, but the official line here from israel is no comment. >>> and the man charged with trying to end the bloody war in syria is back in the country. imran khan has more. >> reporter: this is the man desperately trying to br
Al Jazeera America
Nov 3, 2013 11:00pm EST
letter. white house where are said edward snowden should return to the u.s. and face charges for allegedly leaking classified information. >> secretary of state john kerry's visit to the middle east - his stop in cairo was his first visit to egypt since mohamed morsi was deposed. john kerry insisted the withholding of aid to the military is not punishment. we discussed it earlier with military experts. >> he's trying to appeal to the public opinion. >> in egypt? >> in egypt, not the u.s. in egypt, after what happened last june or july, asking president mohamed morsi and the american reaction towards what happened, which a lot of egyptians thought was hostile and inappropriate. they thought the american government was siding with the muslim brotherhood. it created uneasy innocence. john kerry is trying hard to restore the image of the u.s., trying to build bridges with the egyptian government. >> should he be building a bridge with the government that killed hundreds of protesters, repressing some basic rights like freedom of press? >> at the end of the day the u.s. is not thinkin
Al Jazeera America
Nov 1, 2013 5:00am EDT
leaked from former nsa contractor edward snowden and said the government had not broken any laws. thailand is one step closer to passing a controversial amnesty law that could allow return of the prime minister. thousands of people are protesting against the draft bill and morae rallies are planned and we have more in bankok. >> in the early morning hours of friday the thai house passed the controversial blanket amnesty bill, something the opposition party has been strongly against and protests in the months since this was first introduced back in august and the last couple of days the opposition party in the headquarters here has been calling protesters in from the country and the numbers at 10,000 and could grow through the day on friday and the passage of the bill was a surprise on friday and supposed to take place saturday morning. there is concern with this bill that some people who have been convicted of crimes over the past decade plus will be allowed -- let out of jail and a former prime minister in exile. there is big concern of what might happen to thousands of proteste
Al Jazeera America
Nov 4, 2013 2:00pm EST
as president obama and members of congress. edward snowden said the agency broke into google and yahoo's information centers. >>> memberships of the gop are taking sides. as patty culhane shows us, an election in alabama defines the sides. >> omar gets to work, trying to define the soul of the renal party. he calls himself a true believer, his cause, teapt, the most conservative faction of the republican party. >> it will be a godly country, a country that god can look down on and say, i'm proud of this country but right now i don't think he's doing that. i don't think he's proud of the way we conducted business. >> he's campaigning outside the debate for this man candidate dean young, promising to change washington confrontation. >> i can tell you now that barack obama does not want me to go to washington because we don't have a lot in common so there won't be a lot of bipartisanship unless these guys start to come over to our way of thinking. >> bradley byrne is funded by corporation. his statements are far from liberal. >> we are sending far too much money to other countries w
Al Jazeera America
Oct 29, 2013 2:00am EDT
blower edward snowden may emerge detailing their cooperation in the dragnet surveillance of their citizens if not the monitoring of their leaders' phone callings. that's european parliamentary delegation will be in washington until wednesday. we are also expecting delegations from the french and german intelligence agencies at some point in the coming days and weeks. the question is whether they are truly concerned about the mass surveillance of their citizens or the surveillance of their leaders, both political and business. >> that was al jazerra reporting. also on monday the head of the senate intelligence committee, diane feinstein once a loyal supporter of the nsa broke ranks she can norankssaying she is opf collecting intelligence on u.s. allies. words of praise from president obama during a ceremony formally installing his new fbi director. he took over for a stepping down director. president obama describes him as someone who knows what is right and what is wrong. he served as a deputy attorney general during the george w. bush administration. he says the fbi must be indep
Al Jazeera America
Oct 31, 2013 11:00pm EDT
sooezure is not applicable to foreigners overseas. whistle blower edward snowden revealed far from safe guarding citizens' data some governments help the nsa. >> it may about be foreign agencies are willing when their citizens were in the dark. the question now is whether there'll be pressure from the streets to push politicians in europe and elsewhere to take action against the global surveillance programs of the united states. >> new york stop and frisk tactic is back temporarily. a federal appeals court knocked down a decision saying stop and frisk was unconstitutional. the case will be sent to a new judge to take a look at the tactic. >> it's a tactic that has been going on for years in new york city. 5 million times since 2002 nypd officers stopped people on the street, frisked and questioned them. all police need is a reasonable suspicion that somebody has or is about to commit a crime. >> when it happens it's embarrassing. the fear is there.. >> stop and frisk - numerous times in a day, never find anything. ongoing harassment, it seems. >> critics say police unfairly target minor
Al Jazeera America
Nov 1, 2013 8:00pm EDT
edward snowden is now. offering to help germany. >> and president obama shook hands with the leader of iraq for the first time in two years. >> secretary of state john kerry is conceding that some u.s. spying has gone too far. kerry was speaking at a conference in london. he was defending the programs but the white house has concluded that reviews and changes are needed. >> in some cases i acknowledge as does the president some of these actions have reached too far and we are going to make sure that that doesn't happen in the future. >> lawmakers on capitol hill are taking up the spying being a at this times. the senate committee has limited how long the nsa can keep their data record. records. the bill will expand penalties for illegal spying. it falls short from real reform. >> one of the critics is journalist dplejournalist glen . the more information you collect about innocent people the harder it is to actually find the people that actually mean to do you harm. and the metaphor that surveillance officals use they are hooking for a needle in the hay stack. the larger the hay stack
PBS
Oct 29, 2013 5:00pm PDT
collection of information. former contractor edward snowden leet important information on how -- leaked detailed information on how this is done. a number of proposals have been sent to improve transparency and strengthen privacy protections to further build the confidence of the american public and our nations fisa programs. i am joined now by sam sacks, who is live at the capital. the hearing was supposed to consider a number of proposals.e proposals entail? >> good to be with you. just to recap, the pfizer court is this top-secret court -- this fisa court is this top-secret court that provides the oversight over the nsa. they have to go to this court to get a lot of these court orders. the problem is that nobody really knows what goes i inside. the opinions are classified. there's only one arguer and it is from the government and there is no one representing the privacy of the individual from whom the government is turned to get information from. so today was about getting more transparency and a number of ideas were brought up, such as a process for declassifying the court's opinion
Al Jazeera America
Oct 29, 2013 3:00am EDT
be aware that more information from whistle blower edward snowden may soon emerge detailing their cooperation and the dragnetting of that i have citizens if not the monitoring of their leaders' phone calls. >>> president of the philippines is questioning the authenticity of a video that appears to show hostages being shot at by the army during a siege last month. now fighting between the philippine army and the hostage takers left many dead in the southern city there. in just a moment we'll be getting the military's reaction, but first here more details. >> reporter: the maker of that online video says it shows hostages shouting at the army not to shoot. they are waving the white flag of vendor. nearby, carrying weapons are said to be national liberation front rebels. the military is believed to have opened fire. some fall while others scamper for safety. he is no stranger to armed conflict. he fought as a soldier against the mlmf which they first independents at the end of the 9060s, now the very same fighters were the ones that held him hostage. >> we are so happy because we tho
Al Jazeera America
Oct 30, 2013 12:00pm EDT
tabloid eavesdropped on their voicemails. >>> edward snowden could earn a ticket out of russia if we agrees to testify about the u.s. and its spying. german lawmakers are investigating reports that the u.s. tapped angela merkel's cell phone, and they said they would grant snowden asylum if he would be their star witness. >>> the case of a little girl named maria living in a greek roman community, has thrust the roma people back into the spot light. claudio lavanga has the story. >> reporter: miriana halilovic likes to welcome guests with coffee, but she is forced to serve it outdoors. inside the trailer she calls home there is barely space for her new-born twins. she hopes to be relocated to a social public housing are quickly fading away. >> reporter: they say i'm roma is for italian. but i'm an italian citizen too. i have a right to a decent home. >> reporter: she is one of more than 4,000 members of the roma community who live in overcrowded camps infested by rats. bouts of hepatitis a and other diseases, the air is filled with the smell of burning rubbish. this camp was built to
Al Jazeera America
Nov 4, 2013 2:00am EST
weapons will not fall into the wrong hands. >> there'll be no clementsy for edward snowden. he's asking for leniency from the government. members of the white house denied his request. he leaked secret government documents about the n.s.a., including information that the u.s. has spied on allies. if he returns to the u.s. he faces charges of espionage. he is in russia where he was granted asylum. >> a gunman involved in the killing at los angeles international airport talked to police. he told them he acted alone, the admission coming after he was shot by officers. he killed a t.s.a. employee and injured three others. the 23-year-old is facing murder charges and the death penalty. he's in critical condition and under 24 hour armed surveillance. >> an alabama airport is being reopened after a bomb threat. officials at birmingham-shuttlesworth international airport say they found a note warning of a pom in the main terminal -- of a bomb in the main terminal and called the federal bureau of investigation. after a sweep the airport was cleared. it was up and running two hours later.
Al Jazeera America
Oct 28, 2013 7:00am EDT
reports almost all based on information leaked by former n.s.a. contractor edward snowden suggest the u.s. has been spying on many countries and their leaders, including important u.s. allies. >> the white house denies the report that president obama knew the n.s.a. was eavesdropping on german leader angela merkel. we have the latest. >> a nine member delegation will meet with senior government officials over allegations of widespread spying against leaders. new allegations surfaced that president obama approved spying on german chancellor angela merkel. according to the wall street journal, the president was unaware the n.s.a. was spying on world leaders and ordered the agency to stop some of the monitoring programs after learning of them. >> the president assured the chancellor that the united states is not monitoring and will not monitor the communications of the chancellor. >> it's not just the europeans who are upset. over the weekend, thousands marched on washington to express their outrage. >> against mass surveillance and i'm truly honored to speak for all whistle blowers. >>
Al Jazeera America
Nov 4, 2013 11:00am EST
opposed to changing the retirement age. many of those recipients say they want more benefits. >> edward snowden could face a tough punishment if he ever returns to the u.s. many rejected his request for leniency. snowden was charged with espionage after leaking classified documents about the nsa surveillance program. he's currently in russia where he was granted asylum. >>> tha film about the life of nelson mandela will soon be near you. we have the nelson family reaction. >> i'm prepared to die. >> the long walk to freedom had a tough task. from nelson mandela's days as a young man committed to the struggle of racial equality. the film spares no details of his 27 years behind bars. a time that history and the film proved only made the man and his cause stronger. >> your struggle, your commitment, and your discipline has has brought me to stand before you today. >> we should remember where we come from, and that this freedom was hard, and that it was won at a very, very heavy price. >> the $35 million film documents the inner works of the family. the film marked the day in south african
Al Jazeera America
Nov 1, 2013 11:00am EDT
google and red hat and dozens of others. >>> edward snowden, offering to help germany in the suspected phone tapping of merkel. giving him a letter to give to the chancellor. he called the actions of the u.s. government harmful and offered to visit germany to help in its investigation. >> >> and meantime, john kerry has acknowledged that the u.s. overstepped it's boundaries. he defended the nsa's work, and he said that it was party that the agency had gone beyond what was necessary to keep the country safe >> in some cases, i acknowledge as does the president that some of these actions have gone too far, and we'll make sure that that does not happen in the future. >> the president is going to cairo on sunday, the day before morsmore so -- >> the rising tension of the region, israeli war planes are striking on syria. >> israel is not confirming flor denying the reports, they don't usually comment on these. we have had reports of alleged israeli airstrikes in syria. one in january, and that was believed to be on a convoy carolinaing hezbollah. and in october, reports of a strike on the s
Al Jazeera America
Oct 31, 2013 3:00am EDT
centres. a report in the "the washington post" cited documents leaked from edward snowden. the latest comes as a delegation from the yurp een -- european parliament visits washingtoning to -- washington to investigate claims on spying. >> the damage for the united states is so high, something has to be done on that. i hope it will be successful. we need messages for the people that without any purpose it can't happen on citizens. >> earlier this year a 16-year-old girl was gank raped as she walked home. in a few minutes we go to kenya's capital where women's rights campaigners demand her attackers be punished. >> and in india - scenes like this scare off foreign investors. but it's time to increase the minimum wage. [ ♪ music ] >>> hello again. the top stories on al jazeera: soldiers in the democratic republic of congo have retaken the last town held by rebels. people in bunagana celebrated with troops after they flushed out the m23 fighters following an 18-month rebellion. >> a trial of two senior living leaders of the khmer rouge regime is drawing to a close. nuon chea and khieu s
Al Jazeera America
Oct 30, 2013 5:00am EDT
military operations. >> for the last several month, documents that the whistleblower edward snowden leaked showed a dragnet beyond france and spain. it's failed to become a major issue in washington. the bugging of angela merkel's phone received attention because the strategic implications of being caught. the focus worries a visiting delegation of european parliament airians investigating the scale of the u.s. program. >> spying on friends, not just on leaders, on citizens. >> tuesday's hearing was primarily about the u.s.'s domestic surveillance operations with james clapper and keith alexander key to restrict changes to variability of collecting data of u.s. citizens. >> more to come on al jazeera. coming home to start again. we are in the philippines town of zamboanga, where the standoff destroyed the homes of 10,000 families. and women out of work in iran. we look at the underrepresentation in the country's labour force. stay with us. >>> welcome back. a recap of the top stories - another senior leader of the muslim brotherhood has been arrested in egypt. the pictures are said to show
Al Jazeera America
Nov 2, 2013 11:00am EDT
morning some of the u.s. ambassadors protested the military move. >>> edward snowden wants the u.s. to stop treating him like a traitor. that's a letter he sent to german chancellor angela merkel. the former nsa contractor being recruited by germany as a witness into merkel's cell phone tap. >>> rebuilding after massive wildfires is a daunting task, but scientists are working on plants after wildfires. this is a report on seeds of success. >> reporter: when a wildfires ignites containment is the first priority. record high temperatures coupled with dry weather whipped up more than a dozen wildfires in colorado this summer. but what happens once the fire is extinguished could be the difference between it fueling more wildfires or preventing them. this is a site of the june 2012 pine ridge wildfire. >> it burned about 14,000 acres in the course of a few days. one day in particular. 10,000 acres burned. >> reporter: andrea is a conservation scientist with the chicago bow tannic garden. >> one problem is invasive species, but its run of the things that helped cause or carry this wildfire f
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Nov 1, 2013 2:30pm PDT
winning several others. and first moscow, now berlin, former american contractor edward snowden says he will help a u.s. -- a german investigation into u.s. surveillance programs. >> welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. a high-ranking taliban official says the leader of the taliban and pakistan has been killed in a u.s. drone strike. the missiles are said to have targeted his house and his car in the north, as a meeting was underway. others, including his brother, are also reported to have died in the attack. richard galpin is following developments from islamabad. i spoke with him just a short time ago. richard, what has been the reactions to the death? >> certainly amongst politicians here in islamabad, particularly the opposition, there has been real dismay about what has happened. some of them describing it as a deliberate attempt by the united states to try to sabotage the hopes of some kind of talks taking place between the pakistan government and the pakistan taliban to bring a cease-fire and hopefully some kind of peace settlement bet
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Oct 28, 2013 2:00pm EDT
question was, whether u.k. spies had lost track of terrorists because of edward snowden' snowden's snowdd edward cameron's are are answer was this. >> i don't want to use the tougher measures. i think it's better to appeal to the social responsibility, it will be difficult for government to stand back and not to act. >> ing earlier in the houses of parliament. comments being made in spain as well today. >> the ramifications of the leaks, the nsa and the gchq are annoying governments all around the world. spain is the latest. its foreign minister has said revelations will suffer and actions will be taken on their behalf so they're clearly not happy about what's going on. >> you've had a busy day, talk about it i guess you could call it a spying scandal in the u.k, concerns media, newspapers and a hacking trial. i know you were in court earlier for that. >> yes, this has been going on for years as far as i can remember. this is a scandal which involves british newspapers and what they would do over a period of a decade, and two figures that are quite well-known in british public life, re re
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Oct 28, 2013 8:00pm EDT
rattansi. >>> still a long way to go. >> the mass surveillance that has been revealed by edward snowden in spain in the last couple of days in france in germany, has been of such a proportion and scale that that was not expected, and the spying on leaders has been of such a length of time and invasiveness that that was not expected. so it's about scale and proportionality as well. yes, people expect spying. yes friend-on-friend spying is not entirely unexpected, we're not naive. but friend on friend spying of this degree, by citizens around the world by the nsa allegedly is something that needs to be investigated. this is not just a human rights issue, this has commercial implications. if plas data has been taken on this scale and encryption has been compromised that is a commercial issue. we are asking number one, that we get to the truth because we can't -- you have to reestablish trust between the eu and u.s. on this. this is important. secondly we're saying get some proportionality into this. we need to begin a process that says look we're not expecting some admission tomorr
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Oct 30, 2013 6:00am EDT
operations. >> but for the last several months, documents the whistle blower edward snowden leaked showed a global dragnet behind france and spain and it failed to become a major your issue in washington. the bugging of angela merkel's phone received attention because of the strategic implications of being caught. it worries a european delegation of parliament airians investigate ght the scale of the program. >> spying on friends, not just leaders, citizens. >> tuesday's hearing was about the u.s.'s domestic surveillance operations with james clapper and keith alexander key to restrict legislative changes to collect the phone call data of u.s. citizens. >> you are watching al jazeera newshour. still to come - mineral rich, but mired in chaos. the security crisis in the central african republic. and we visit a shelter for teenage mothers in kenya, who have been abandoned by their family. >> and miami heat celebrate their title and kick off the new season in style. joe will be here with the details later. . >>> a bus caught fire on a highway between bangalore and hyderabad in india.
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Oct 28, 2013 9:00am EDT
by former nsa contractor edward snowden. reports deny that president obama knew that nsa was spying on angela merkel. >>> news executives are in a london courtroom charged with tackinhacking phones and bribing
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Nov 1, 2013 4:00pm PDT
u.s. intelligence contractor edward snowden to find out more about reports of the arcing of chancellor angela merkel's telephone. as comes on a day that a german mp has been talking about his meeting with edward snowden in moscow this week. he says that snowden is willing to help a german investigation. stephen evans reports from berlin. >> the german mp described his three-hour meeting with edward snowden in moscow. wasfugitive, said the mp, relaxed and seemed healthy. he could go shopping. mr. snowden wants to explain how, as he sees it, the u.s. intelligence agencies broke the law. and mr. snowden is looking at how he might move from russia to germany. you can imagine traveling to germany, provided there is a guarantee he could stay here for another country -- or another country and be safe there. that means legally speaking, safe passage followed by asylum. visa to stay in russia expires next june. if it is not extended, the fugitive has a problem. if he leaves russia, the visa becomes invalid and he cannot return. in berlin, the american ambassador to germany has been s
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Oct 29, 2013 8:00pm EDT
attack. >>> it has been five months since the world first came to know edwards snowden and a lot has changed since then, especially for the people who helped leak the information. jonathan betz has a look at that story. >> it's a global story that began in the summer with edward snowden. he is now in asylum in russia but the scandal keeps unfolding because he reported handed over almost all of his secrets to two journalists, greenwald who is based in brazil. he keeps breaking stories printed in papers all over the world, usually until countries where they will make the biggest splash. greenwald works as a columnist for the guardian. on thursday, he is leaving that british paper to help start a new journalistic venture funded by the founder of ebay. that site will likely continue revealing nsa stories. his reporting partner will join him there. she was actually the first to connecticut with snowden but works mainly behind the scenes. she is a film maker putting together a documentary about all of this and then there is julian assange. he had a minor role. nudge went to wikileaks but h
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Oct 28, 2013 11:00pm EDT
european governments should be aware that more information from whistle blower edward snowden may emerge detailing cooperation and the dragnet surveillance of citizens, if not the monitoring of leaders' phone calls. >> that delegation will be in washington until wednesday. we are also expecting delegations from the french and german intelligence agencies at some point in the coming days and weeks. the question is whether they are truly concerned about the surveillance of their citizens or the surveillance of their leaders, political and business. >> we have reports that there'll be more talks on spying held in europe. >> tens of millions of twitter users around the world are expressing their thoughts in 140 characters or less. many want to the crackdown on the growing hate speech on the social media platform. we have this story. >> twitter is becoming a favourite spot for tech-savvy hate monningers. that's according to a report by a center in international human rights. the center gave twitter an f grade when it came to policing the hate messages on its fight. >> facebook was the best to
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Oct 31, 2013 7:00am EDT
some time, well before the edward snowden revelations, phil. >> the n.s.a. paid them $160 million to spy on the british public, essentially asking them to do their dirty work. are we looking a the a situation that compares to rendition in the intelligence community where one country breaks the allow of another all in the name of in this instance keeping the u.s.a. safe. >> that might be the way that the n.s.a. has skirted around these issues, because they are in lock step with g.c.h.q. they worked well in hand, the two of them. there are an awful lot of monitoring stations here in the u.k., one run by the n.s.a. itself up in yorkshire. it's said to be the largest facility in minwith hill, the largest in europe. the g.c.h.q. and n.s.a. work hand-in-glove together and have a special relationship and share intelligence, so maybe it's not the n.s.a. monitoring american citizens, maybe it's the g.c.h.q. and they can do it under british law, so a little bit of a roundabout way of doing things, phil. >> again, phil ittner joining us from london on these exclusive documents obtained by aljaz
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Oct 29, 2013 6:00pm EDT
since the revelation by former nsa analyst edward snowden that revealed documents that showed that they had been listen together phone conversation or scooping up the phone numbers of conversation of american citizens. the director of national intelligence said that the information was gathered legally, and the content is only available to a handful of people. >> everything that we do on this program is audited 100%. on the business records. 100%. the da data is kept separate frm all the other data we have. it's important to understand that the leaker did not have access to this data period. >> so randall, are these hearings setting the stage for the usa freedom act, and if so what would that legislation mean? what would it entail? >> reporter: well, yes, indeed. the hearings are setting the stage for the freedom act. the freedom act would be an amendment of the patriot okay, and what it would not do is restrict the power of the nsa to gather intelligence but plays some new rules. for example, it would end the "dragnet" collection of phone records of american citizens. there would
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Oct 31, 2013 4:00pm EDT
struggling to find work, you may be surprised who just got a new gig. nsa leaker edward snowden has a new job in russia. he has been hired by a major russian website and will begin working tomorrow. the company name is not being released. >> the u.s. plans to increase cooperation with jap yn in cleaning up the fukushima nuclear plant, a series of issues including radioactive water and leeks from storage tanks add to concerns about tokyo's power company to shut down the plant. the u.s. energy secretary is due to visit the fukushima nuclear plant tox. >> a dallas company is under fire for allowing a permit to hunt a rhino. the fund raiser could bring in there 1 million that would go towards protecting the species. animal rights are going ballistic. the auction will take place in january. >> it's halloween. hear is a place you wouldn't expect to here ghost stories. the white house. stories have been part of it for a century. many shared ghostly encounters with departed presidents, including andrew rehabilitationon, abraham lincoln and abba gale. >> are you dressing up? >> no, i'm turning the
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Nov 3, 2013 8:00pm EST
failed attempt to bomb new york's time square in 2010. >> edward snowden's plea for clemency has been denied. the whistle blower who has asylum in return yeah made a plea in a letter. the request has been defied by the white house and the congressional intelligence committee. he should return to the u.s. and face charges which would include leaking classified allegations. >> more allegations against the nsa. the "new york times" reports that intelligence saying see intercepted talking points with moon last november. the paper says it was an operational highlight and a weekly top secret report. the white house has not commented on that article. ♪ >> cold air is slowly working it's way southward from the north pole and as it does that it starts to wrap up our tropical storm season. most of that cold air as it pushes down towards the intertropicaat the tropical co convergence zon. it would be typhoons in the pacific. falling apart. ati typhoon off the shores of tiawan. it's going to head towards vietnam. it's going it move over cooling waters and there is an up well over the coast of v
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Oct 31, 2013 9:00am EDT
. had secretly hacked its data centers. the details come from n.s.a. documents leaked by edward snowden. now for more detail, we're joined by our correspondent here in the studio. he's worked he is extensively on the story. thank you for coming in. what's provoked the anger of these internet giants. >> what's going on here is that the n.s.a., natural security agency together with its british counter part, the government communications headquarters has tapped into fiber optic cables outside the united states that google and yahoo, two of the world's large evident email providers use to transmit data, so they are able to absorb, suck up, if you will, hundreds of millions of packets of data, emails, all times of communications. this is different from a legal program in the united states that's authorized under u.s. law where the government and n.s.a. can approach companies and compel them with a court order to hand over details about specific individuals in their emails. this is a much more in discriminate approach. >> it just looks like it's just spiraling out of control, the whol
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Oct 29, 2013 6:00am EDT
on the u.s. intelligence gathering operations and started in june when edward snowden leaked evidence of the national security agency was collecting phone records of tens of millions of americans and u.s. allies in latin america got angry after revelations nsa ran a surveillance program and this is echoed by european leaders after the monitoring of spain and france and italy and it's not just ordinary people, citizens, phone calls of up to 35 world leaders were also tapped. the german chancellor's phone may have been monitored for up to ten years. and this is the former cia officer is joining me now from healthfield in england and you are back from the united states, what are your friends in the intelligence community saying about this there? >> it has become a political event in the united states. the issue is not so much whether or not the united states was surveilling other countries. the issue has now become what did the administration or the senate oversight committee know about what was going on. and that has become a very political hot potatoe and the one responsible f
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Nov 4, 2013 6:00am EST
this important story in mali. >> n.s.a. whistle blower edward snowden sounding off. >> we're going to tell you what's in his open letter. why he's asking the u.s. for clemency. >> it feels like 2012 all over again. mitt romney attacking president obama over health care. why the former presidential candidate jumped into the debate. >> a special look at aging around the globe, starting in afghanistan, where life expectancy is among the lowest in the world. >> we're taking a live look at egypt right now. the protests there, you can see breaking up very quickly, just an hour ago. we saw hundreds of people outside of the courthouse where mohamed morsi's trial has just been adjourned to the new year. we'll be right back. >> good morning. welcome back to aljazeera america. >> some democrats in washington are worried they're going to lose jobs over the ongoing n.s.a. scandal. we'll talk with an experienced democratic strategist. >> let's get a look at what temperatures we can expect to see across the nation. i'm he can specking a lot of low temperatures. >> a lot of low temperatures. it's chi
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Nov 5, 2013 1:00pm EST
from edward snowden. it accuses the national security agency of spying on its allies for diplomatic advantage. the japanese government now wants to create an agency to deal with threats. >> in that sense, we just don't want to believe these reports are true. >> okay, time in the news hour for me to sit back and get my daily sports update. you can too. >> david, thank you. the uefa's champion league has already reached the half way stage, but still plenty to play for. closer to the knock out stage, manchester city hosts moscow in just over an hour's time, cities coach will be hoping he can lead them to the last 16 for the first time in their history. matt reports. >> >> for the first time in their history, they will once again give a start in goal four. joe hart misses out once ginn, quite simply, has done nothing wrong since replating hart last week. that 2-nil victory in the 7-nil demolition on saturday. city will be without their captain vincent tonight, he has an hamstring problem. he has been a disappointment you have to say from joining in the semi. that means -- inform sergio
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Nov 4, 2013 1:00pm EST
pictures are released of the former national security agency worker edward snowden, revelations that the nsa spied on germany's chancellor angela merkel have proadvocated outrage in the country. >>> french police have released a sketch of a man wanted for the murder of a family in the alps, a shooting that is still unexplained. >>> a dutch children's rights organization is warning of what it describes as an e epidemic of youngsters being forced to perform sexual acts. handed those names to interpol. >> she is the weapon against sex traffic, she is not real. prowling the web for sex, one group trying to end it all. these are some of the men who have been identified as terrorists. researchers log on to chattel rooms pretending to be young girls. within seconds they are being offered money in return for things we cannot repeat. >> whenever i open a chat room dozens of men swarm at me within minutes. from families, good jobs, they're athletes, it's unbelievable how diverse the pattern is. >> this is one of the chat rooms the team are using. 10 f philippines. ten years old, female, philippine
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Oct 31, 2013 6:00am EDT
leaked by former nsa contractor edward snowden. the latest allegations comes as a delegation from the european parliament is visiting washington to investigate claims of eavesdropping on european leaders and citizens. >> it became clear that the damage, image damage for the united states is so high something has to be done on that. i hope it will be successful because we need messages for our people that without purpose it cannot happen - or on citizens. >> people in kenya are calling for the government to take action against men who gang-raped a 16-year-old girl. in nairobi protesters gathered at freedom park and marched to police headquarters and demanded justice. let's look at the case and why it triggered anger. in june 6th men attacked a girl, known to the media assist liz. in a dune of busia. they then threw her into a pit, a latrine. a day later three men were handed in to the police. they were told to cut the grass of the police compound and sent home. >> it was not reported it the media until doctors treating the girl reported it. she had spinal surgery and had to use a wheel
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Oct 29, 2013 11:00pm EDT
nsa analyst edward snowden. documents he leaked revealed the nsa has been collecting phone calls and text mess inls of millions of citizens. congressman james sensesenbrenner, the author of the "the patriot act" is expected to propose a new law, the freedom act, stopping dragnet collection of phone calls from citizens, place stronger restrictions on who is tarted and appoint an advocate to the courts protecting rights. the director of national intelligence, james clapper, and national security director keith alexander told the committee the content of phone calls was secret in a lock box, unless there is a link to terrorism. and that, they say, is rare. >> there would only be looked at if we had reasonable and artic u la ble suspicious that we had connection to a foreign, al qaeda-related group, and look into the box. in 2012 we had 2088 such selectors, that we could look into that. that's it. of the billions of records, only 288. >> at the committee hearing there was relatively little discussion about allegations that the u.s. spied on america's allies. at the white house it was
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